Since 2011, Drs. Rahn and Tamika Ravenell of Coastal Podiatry in Mount Pleasant have put in the hours and hard work to establish their now-thriving practice. They and their staff make it a priority to provide a seamless check-in and a positive experience for their patients.
The energetic couple met while studying at Temple University in Philadelphia, where both earned their doctorate of podiatric medicine. Graduating in 2007, Dr. Tamika Ravenell completed a three-year surgical residency at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York, while Dr. Rahn Ravenell completed his residency at Dekalb Medical Center in Decatur, Georgia.
Dr. Tamika Ravenell, a podiatrist specializing in preventive, diabetic and geriatric foot care, first established the Mount Pleasant practice in 2011. She treats patients in nursing homes and assisted living facilities throughout the tri-county area.
Dr. Rahn Ravenell joined the practice in 2013. With his extensive training in reconstructive foot and ankle surgery and diabetic limb salvage, his area of special interest is in pediatric and adult flatfoot reconstruction.
Together, they’ve established a practice specializing in all aspects of foot care and reconstructive surgery. It’s a one-stop foot shop – a winning combination for everything from preventive maintenance and treatment to a broad range of surgical procedures. Services include everything from treatment for ingrown toenails, neuroma and sports injuries to bunions, plantar fasciitis, flat feet and more.
Now married, the doctors live a busy life in Mount Pleasant with their two small boys and are active members at Seacoast Church.
Prior to having their boys, ages 1 and 2, Tamika volunteered with One80 Place, Echo House and The Dream Center and participated in a medical mission to South Africa. When the time is right, she looks forward to participating in more medical missions. For now, she still enjoys running.
While she likes to run, Rahn said he prefers weight training. He also enjoys playing the trumpet – something that most of his patients who aren’t locals might be surprised to hear. Both love to kayak, but, for the time being, that’s something that has had to go on the back burner.
“I don’t think kayaking would go very well with two young kids,” he said.
These days, in what little spare time they have, the couple balance work and life by trying different restaurants in the area. In addition, Rahn said mixology and bourbon tasting are another hobby they have become interested in.
“I do the mixing, and Tamika is my professional taster. Well, we both do the tasting,” he explained.
Albert Einstein once said, “Only a life lived for others is a life worthwhile.” This springs to mind when considering the Ravenells’ approach to how they practice medicine. They agree that what makes them different from the rest is that their goal has always been to establish lifelong relationships with each of their patients: “Ours is a family practice. We treat patients from birth to old age and everywhere in between. Our goal is to treat them for life."